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5 significant iPhone drawbacks that continue with the new models
1. Weak battery life remains a common complaint among iPhone users, while some comparably priced Android and Blackberry phones have batteries that can last two or three times longer. One example is the Motorola Droid Maxx HD, which not only offers superb battery longevity but also includes the Smart Actions app for automating certain tasks, including some that conserve battery juice.
2. No iPhone has a built in physical keyboard. While Android phones with integrated keyboards are admittedly few and far between, they do exist, such as the new LG Enact available from Verizon Wireless. Plus, Blackberry recently released a spectacular keyboarded phone, the Blackberry Q10.
3. The onscreen keyboard on iPhones lacks many of the user friendly features common in competing phones. An iPhone doesn’t change the layout between upper and lower case letters it just changes the look of the Shift key. IPhones also don’t offer multi function keys, for holding in a letter to get a number or symbol. Android phones change the keyboard layout when you press the Shift key, so you can easily tell if you’re typing capital or lower case letters.
Plus, most current Android phones have multi function keys, like the Droid DNA from Verizon. If you don’t like your iPhone’s onscreen keyboard, you have no other options, since Apple’s iOS doesn’t support third party keyboards like you can download for Android phones.
4. If you want additional storage space on an iPhone, you’ll need to spend $100 or more for extra internal storage, meaning you’ll have to buy a 32 GB or 64 GB model rather than the 16 GB. Apple still doesn’t offer an iPhone with a microSD card slot. It would be hard to find an Android phone that doesn’t have a microSD slot. Most allow up to a 32 GB card, while some allow up to 64 GB. MicroSD card slots are standard on Android phones at all price levels and from both the contract mobile carriers and the no commitment carriers, with phones like the Boost Mobile HTC One SV.
5. While iPhones offer attractive displays, they remain stuck at the 4″ size. That’s a great size for carrying in your pocket, but much smaller than competing phones that sport 5″ displays. That extra one inch makes a world of difference in screen real estate for reading messages, playing games, watching videos and even looking at Kindle books. Huge screens like the one on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 make typing on the virtual keyboard much easier than on a smaller screen, too.
Apple introduced an innovative product with the original iPhone several years ago, but they’ve since fallen way behind the competition. While many will still drink the Apple Kool Aid without checking out other products, others have turned away from iPhones in favor of the greater options and variety available with Android devices.
Free iPhone 5s available in huge deal
A free iPhone 5s is available in a huge deal. Consumers can get a 16GB iPhone 5s for zero dollars, according to an April 19 report in Mobile Apps. The price tag for the iPhone 5s, with a two year contract is usually $199.00.
The iPhone 5s is Apple’s flagship iPhone, jam packed with features like a 64 bit desktop class processor, M7 motion co processor, 1 GB of RAM and fingerprint sensor for security. The iPhone 5s also boasts an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a front camera for “FaceTime” video calls plus lots more.
Consumers can get the iPhone 5s for free at Radio Shack. Currently, Radio Shack is selling the $199.00 iPhone 5s for just $99.99. But consumers can get the iPhone 5s for free by trading their old iPhone 4s.
Consumers can also get this $199.00 iPhone 5s for only $25.00 if they trade in their old Samsung Galaxy S III. The iPhone 4s or Samsung Galaxy S III must be working, with a screen that can be scratched but not cracked.
Whether consumers take advantage of this free iPhone 5s deal by trading in their old iPhone 4, or pay $25.00 for the iPhone 5s by trading in their old Galaxy S III, or pay $99.00 without trading any phone in, this is a great deal. This deal gives consumers one of the lowest if not the lowest price for the iPhone 5 since the launch of iPhone 5s.
Introduced in September, the iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray with gold being the most popular consumer choice. Previous iPhone versions came in either black or white.
The fact that this deal is being offered on the iPhone 5s suggests that Apple is getting closer to releasing the iPhone 6. Retailers usually slash prices to start reducing inventory before a new product launch and indications point to the iPhone 6 September launch. If this rumored launch time line is correct, consumers should begin to see a lot more iPhone 5s deals like this one at Radio Shack, (although whether they offer the iPhone 5s for free like this deal does is another question).
The iPhone 6 is rumored to come in two versions, one version with a 4.7 inch display and the other version with a 5.5 inch display. Like the current iPhone 5s, it will have the 64 bit processor (the A8), a fingerprint sensor, a co processor (perhaps called the M8) and will be thinner and lighter.
Samsung Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5
with a slew of manufacturers swarming technology market in order to capture the market trend, it has become a joy ride of consumers who are getting the best of innovation. With a plethora of devices out there seeking attention of the user, only two have been able to stand out of the competition. It is a fight to the finish for the two industry giants who have been locking horns with each other for many years.
Both the smartphones have been trying really hard to rein at the top. Although iPhone 5 is still couple of months old with next iteration in the waiting, Galaxy S4 is fresh out of the stock boast latest technology.\r\n\r\nDifferencing parameters Certainly Galaxy S4 looks best on paper, with bigger screen size, better battery life with enhanced processor. But will it entrance with the same ease of use and reliability? There are various factors that splash light on differences between both handsets.\r\n\r\nSize Android devices are growing more in size while Apple has been very reluctant in making any changes to its iPhone as far as size is concerned. Whether users prefer “bigger is better” Or “less is more”, it is game of preference. The fact cannot be denied that Galaxy S4 is much bigger than iPhone 5 in every possible way. There are many user reviews that portray Android handsets to be extra large to hold whereas iPhone is termed to be much comfortable in day to day action. Before making any decision you need to check both devices as per your preference.\r\n\r\nDisplay Galaxy S4 offers millions of pixels in addition to extra inch of display real estate. Pixels count entirely on a different concept and the big display has been continuously touching the phablet ecosystem. On the contrary iPhone has been always boastful of its sharp retina display and least interested in bringing any change to its display dimensions. \r\n\r\nProcessor iPhone 5 is marketed with its enhanced A6 processor which is quite fast in processing. Still Galaxy S4 beats iPhone 5 processor with its dual quad core processing power. In addition to that there is also a variant Galaxy S4 with 1.9 GHz quad core snapdragon 600 which also surpasses iPhone 5 substantially.\r\n\r\nStorage Provided with the expandable 64 GB memory, Galaxy S4 offers microSD card which iPhone 5 lacks. Another point of differentiation is the Galaxy’s additional 2GB of Random Access Memory which doubles the iPhone’s 1 GB.\r\n\r\nBattery life On the papers Galaxy S4 looks great at battery side but no conclusion can be drawn as Galaxy offers extra pixels. In order to process the extra sharp 1080p 441 ppi display, galaxy S4 will have to churn out some substantial battery life. iPhone 5 estimates more than 8 hours talk time. Galaxy S4 is more powerful offering 2300 mAh battery. \r\n\r\nCamera iPhone 5 is best as far as its camera quality is concerned. But with Galaxy coming out with 13MP Rear shooter and 2MP front facing camera, the verdict might tilt towards Samsung. Video camera resolution has also been enhanced in the latest iteration of Samsung Galaxy S4. \r\n\r\nGalaxy S4 runs on the latest version of Android jelly bean 4.2.2 whereas iPhone 5 uses iOS 6.1.2. Fact remains iOS is easier and more proficient operating system to use and molded especially for novice user. iPhone application developers and Apple app store still holds unmatchable number of apps in terms of quality. But Android is stepping forward with more customizable interface for power users which is a bonanza for them. This makes availability of Samsung Galaxy S4 far greater than iPhone 5.\r\n